Whitby Wheelers Cycling Club Welfare Information

Club Welfare Officers play a key role in maintaining British Cycling’s high standards in relation to
vulnerable groups participating in cycling: allowing piece of mind for participants, their families and
cycling clubs by ensuring that everyone has a fun, enjoyable and safe experience. The main aim of
the role is to promote safeguarding within the club, working with others to ensure that a safe and
inclusive environment is achieved.

The Whitby Wheelers Safeguarding Policy can be read here.

The Policy can also be downloaded as a PDF here.

The Roles and Responsibilities of a Club Welfare Officer
The Club Welfare Officer is the person with primary responsibility for managing and reporting
concerns about children or adults at risk and for putting in to place safeguarding procedures. It is
important to highlight however that safeguarding including potential bullying is everyone’s
responsibility and all at the club should do their bit.

Your club welfare officers are there to listen if you need someone to talk to or are concerned about
somebody’s safety.

Names: Donna Harland & Kim Brown (Please contact them on Messenger)
Alternatively, you can contact: British Cycling 0161 274 2082

Childline 0800 1111
NSPCC 0808 800 5000 Police 999
Email: For further information, please visit britishcycling.org.uk/safeguarding

Photographs and Videos
Please note that from time to time images of activities and events may be shared on the club’s
website and Social media platforms. If you would prefer images/ videos of your child or any
vulnerable person in your care not to be shared please contact either of the club’s welfare officers.
We also ask that you do not share images of other people’s children on Social Media without first
gaining their consent.